Sightings is an illustrated set of short stories drawn from many years of experience both as a social workers and as a keen observer of life and its vagaries. Some of the tales are fundamentally real in essence, some are events that have been described to me and all have challenged me to think further about how things get to be as they do.


Perpetual Boy He’d run to his room and returned with a book on native birds, his eyes bright with determination and anticipation. His sandy brown hair flopped with each dancing step. ‘These ones!’ He pointed to pictures of a royal spoonbill and an azure kingfisher. Chris had looked disbelieving. He was not the nature loving…